Café shutters (also known as half shutters) can totally change the look of your kitchen, dining space, or in-home bar. Café shutters put the stunning louvers and vintage looks of Tampa plantation shutters on the bottom half of the frame, with open space on the top part to let light pour in.
The Beautiful Benefits of Café Shutters
Café shutters are more than just a half set of shutters, however. They’re a set of fully-functioning shutters in their own right, designed to let in a certain amount of light all the time, yet still maintaining your privacy. This makes them perfect for tall or high-wall windows in your space. They also work perfectly in rooms that you want natural light to shine in like the living room or kitchen and dining room.
Café shutters can easily pair with several other window treatments, in case you’d rather not keep the top of your window frame bare. Pair natural wood café shutters with an earth-toned valance for a classic café mood, or match white faux wood cafe shutters with some brightly-colored drapes for a modern and elegant look. The combinations are endless when you can make use of natural light, stylish plantation shutters, and your personal home fashion sense.
You may ask yourself, “Should I just install standard shutters on my window?” There’s not really a right answer here, because each home is unique. Ask your Sunburst Shutters sales rep for help choosing the perfect fit for your windows
But if you want to bridge the gap between full plantation shutters and café style shutters. That’s where divider rail shutters come in.
Divider Rail Shutters – The Best of Both Worlds
Divider rail shutters the full frame of a standard set of indoor shutters, with an extra feature. On most shutters, each louver will adjust together from top to bottom. Plantation shutters with a divider rail have two halves that move separately, so you can adjust the bottom half of your louvers without changing the top, and so forth.
With a divider rail you get all the advantages of café shutters, but without leaving one half of the window permanently uncovered. You can fully close your shutters for privacy, and to keep your home more comfortable. And when you tilt the top louvers horizontally, they’re almost invisible, giving you that same café shutter look if you ever want it.
Get Café Shutters in Tampa Today!
Wondering if café shutters are right for you? It all depends on your home’s specific needs, design, and your own personal flair. If you need a hand in figuring it out, Sunburst Shutters Tampa would love to help.
Call Sunburst Shutters Tampa at 813-580-7288 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a free in-home shutter consultation with our design experts today.